Lake Martin

ALABAMA


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490.53 FEET
5/2/2016
Full Pool: 491.0
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Alabama mayor, wife charged with assault after fight

blognotizie.info

Date: 4/30/2016 9:24:00 PM

during a City Council meeting Monday. A heated exchange about finances at a city council meeting in Alexander City, Alabama, turned into a fistfight between the mayor and a council member. The couple was released on a $1,000 bail. Several city employees

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Ivy Creek provides healthcare screenings at Stillwaters

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 4/30/2016 9:22:00 PM

Ivy Creek Heakthcare, which owns and operates Lake Martin Community Hospital, Lake Martin Home Health, Lake Martin Hospice, Ivy Creek Medical Equipment and Tallapoosa EMS in Dadeville, held its first Health and Wellness Fair Friday at the Stillwaters

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National Window Film Day

Lake & River Promotions

Date: 4/30/2016

National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit

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New Hanger is a life saver for life jackets

WSFA 12

Date: 4/29/2016 3:10:00 PM

John and his wife have a place on Lake Martin so they spend a lot of time out on the water. “Necessity is the mother of invention,” said Susan Holmes. “I complained about all the wet life vests all over the boat. I was like, can we put these

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Pearl’s 3rd Annual Fore the Children Golf Classic tees up Monday

alabamanews.net

Date: 4/29/2016 12:14:00 PM

Children’s Harbor’s mission is to help children with serious illnesses and their families. This is done at both the Lake Martin campus and the Birmingham Family Center. The 66-acre lake campus provides no cost camping facilities to over 23 different

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Length: 880 Miles
• Surface Area: 41,150 Acres
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
• Length: 31 Miles
Lake Martin is a man-made reservoir located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama on the Tallapoosa River. It was formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. The Martin Dam powerhouse is used to generate hydroelectric power for the Alabama Power Company. Construction on Martin Dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1926, creating what was at that time the largest man-made body of water in the world. Originally known as Cherokee Bluffs for the geological formation upon which it was built (which erroneously recognized the historic indigenous people of the area), the dam was renamed in 1936 in honor of Thomas Martin, the then-president of Alabama Power Company.

One of the largest man made lakes in the United States, Lake Martin is a popular recreation area for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. The Dixie Sailing Club operates on Lake Martin. Many waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on Lake Martin. The cities of Alexander City, Dadeville, and Eclectic are nearby.

Lake Martin hosts many events throughout the year, including fishing tournaments, a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, and the Alexander City Jazz Festival, an annual event every June in downtown Alexander City and at the Lake Martin Amphitheatre.

Lake Martin includes many popular attractions, including eagles nest, natural sand beaches, restaurants, camping areas and popular islands. The lake has several landmarks, such as the Kowaliga Bridge, and several marinas, but perhaps the most recognized landmark on the lake is Chimney Rock, a large rock formation that resembles a chimney. Chimney Rock is located several hundred yards away; the formation which most people call Chimney Rock is Acapulco Rock. The area was the Tallapoosa River gorge before Martin Dam was built, and the water is more than 150 feet deep. The spot is visited by thousands of boaters yearly, who park in front of "The Rock" to watch people climb up 60 feet and jump off into the water.

Lake Martin has become a weekend getaway for many of Birmingham, Montgomery and even Atlanta's elite.

Alabama has a lake of a similar name, the Logan Martin Lake on the Coosa River, but Lake Martin and Logan Martin Lake are not part of the same river system.
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